Tobacco Control

The Ministry of Health is the key agency for policy development in the tobacco control area and is involved in a large number of policy, service development and operational aspects of tobacco control.

Tobacco control in New Zealand

The Ministry of Health has been the key agency for policy development in the tobacco control area and is involved in a large number of policy, service development and operational aspects of tobacco control Read more.

Smokefree Aotearoa 2025

In March 2011 the Government adopted the Smokefree 2025 goal for New Zealand. This was in response to the recommendations of a landmark Parliamentary inquiry by the Māori Affairs select committee. Read more

Insights into Māori women smoking

To reduce the smoking rates for New Zealanders our approach has been based on international best practices. While these approaches have had a significant effect for most groups, the smoking rates for Māori remain relatively high. Read more

Tobacco standardised Packaging

This pages summaries the regulatory changes that took effect from 14 March 2018 and links to relevant documents Read more.

Vaping, smokeless, including heated tobacco

Vaping products are electrical devices that produce a vapour by heating a solution (e-liquid). Smokeless tobacco are a diverse group of products that are promoted as being potentially less harmful alternatives to tobacco smoking Read more.

Smoke-free Environments Act

Smokefree legislation applies to schools, early childhood centres, retailers, licensed premises, sports clubs and all employers Read more.

Tobacco returns

Annual tobacco returns filed by manufacturers and importers pursuant to section 35 of the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 which provides guidance on the form for returns and reports Read more.

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was developed in response to the globalised tobacco epidemic Read more.

Information for practitioners

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